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Anderson, Terry – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Likely the most significant and life changing technologies of the 21st Century is the adoption of social media as major components of commercial, entertainment and educational activities. In this article, I overview the supposed benefits of the application of these tools within formal higher education programs. I then discuss the disadvantages and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Benefits
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Makhaya, Barbara Khavugwi; Ogange, Betty Obura – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Conventional Higher Education Institutions in Kenya are in the process of implementing eLearning projects. These initiatives are, however, fraught with challenges. At the Maseno University eCampus, an evaluation of statistics on the institutional LMS after two years of implementation revealed that many lecturers had minimal or no log-in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Educational Technology
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Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes – Journal of Learning for Development, 2019
Migrants arriving in a country are not always welcome. Similarly, the arrival of new technologies can be perceived as a blot on the familiar landscape of established educational practices. This paper seeks a productive synergy between migrants' educational requirements with respect to learning the language of their host society; their valuable and…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Mukama, Evode – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the interplay between policy formulation and implementation in terms of the historical practices of open distance learning (ODL) in Rwanda. This paper draws on the Foucauldian genealogical and governmentality analysis. The paper examines government aspirations as depicted in policy statements starting from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Hassler, Bjoern; Hennessy, Sara; Hofmann, Riikka – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Developing sustainable and scalable educational initiatives is a key challenge in low-income countries where donor-funded short-term projects are limited by both contextual factors and programme design. In this commentary we examine some of the issues related to in-service teacher development in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations, Faculty Development
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Conole, Gráinne; Brown, Mark – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper critiques the rise and impact of the open education movement, focusing in particular on Higher Education. It considers the impact of adopting more open practices on learning, teaching and research. In terms of the impact on learning it describes three aspects: Open Educational Resources, e-textbooks and Massive Open Online Courses. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks
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Tait, Alan – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper sets out the ways in which technologies for learning have been at the heart of education for development for millennia, not as is sometimes thought only in the last 30 years of the digital revolution. Short case studies of the University of London External System and the Open University UK set out the development outcomes of these major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Bandalaria, Melinda dela Peña – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
This paper is an attempt to describe the situation of higher education in Asia including the challenges it faced as well as the open and distance elearning initiatives by different countries and universities. Data gathering was done through review of online documents and websites as well as documentation of the different initiatives especially by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Barriers, Distance Education
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Orwenjo, Daniel Ochieng; Erastus, Fridah Kanana – Journal of Learning for Development, 2018
Kenya, like many African countries, has faced enormous challenges in the production of and access to quality relevant teaching and learning materials and resources in primary and secondary school classrooms. This has been occasioned by a plethora of factors which include, but are not limited to, lack of finances, tradition, competence, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Miglani, Anshu; Awadhiya, Ashish Kumar – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Integration of "Mobile Learning" (m-learning) in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) systems can play a crucial role in reducing the "Digital Divide" and strengthening "Democratization of Education" by providing quality educational opportunities and access to information quickly at affordable cost in Commonwealth Asian…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Teacher Attitudes
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Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi Miyoung – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
This research targeted the learning preferences, goals and motivations, achievements, challenges, and possibilities for life change of self-directed online learners enrolled in a massive open online course (MOOC) related to online teaching hosted by Blackboard using CourseSites. Data collection included a 40-item survey, of which 159 MOOC…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Academic Achievement, Independent Study, Open Education
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Ostashewski, Nathaniel; Howell, Jennifer; Dron, Jon – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Since 2012 MOOCs have been heralded as a new way of learning outside of formal university programs of study and there has been much speculation regarding their impact. While MOOCs have provided millions of global learners with access to courses, they failed to deliver the types of learning experiences and completion requirements that were hoped…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, College Instruction, Case Studies
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Stutchbury, Kris; Woodward, Clare – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
YouTube now has more searches than Google, indicating that video is a motivating and, potentially, powerful learning tool. This paper investigates how we can embrace video to support improvements in teacher education. It will draw on innovative approaches to teacher education, developed by the Open University UK, in order to explore in more depth…
Descriptors: Social Media, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs
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Wolfenden, Freda; Cross, Simon; Henry, Fiona – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
There is an urgent need to improve elementary and secondary school classroom practices across India and the scale of this challenge is argued to demand new approaches to teacher professional learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent one such approach and one that, in the context of this study, is considered to provide a means by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Bonk, Curtis J. – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore K-12 teachers' awareness of open educational resources (OER) as well as their perceptions of its potential opportunities and challenges for teaching practices. Data were gathered from 99 online survey respondents and six interviewees in this study. Findings showed that teachers are aware of OER to a certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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